Orange Electronics on Sale Today, including the TP Checker Internal Tire Pressure Monitoring System
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Orange Electronics aftermarket performance line TPChecker introduces internal TPMS for tubeless motorcycles! TPCheckers motorcycle tire pressure monitoring system monitors tire pressure and temperature every 3 seconds upon ignition. Notifying riders of any abnormal shifts in tire pressure or temperature levels on the spot, Orange TPMS keeps the biker informed, allows them to react instantly and eliminates pre-ride pressure checks.
While motorcycle TPMS is not mandated (like passenger vehicles) for North American motorcycles, Orange Electronic provides the high quality, low cost alternative for those safety-conscious riders. The pressure and temperature information on the display unit will turn red and alert the rider if tire pressure or temperature shifts below the adjustable warning level in an individual tire (pictured below), helping to prevent blowouts and slow tire leaks while optimizing performance.
Maintain constant awareness of your tire pressure and temperature on long rides or cold mornings with our easy to read, 2.38 x 1.63 x 0.75 LED display. Easily install the display around the dashboard or on the handlebars.
Properly Inflated Tires:
Motorcycle tires with correct air pressure make full contact with the road and optimize motorcycle handling and fuel efficiency. With only two wheels underneath you, these properly inflated tires increase rider safety as they improve stopping distance, cornering radius and overall vehicle handling. Not only will they keep you safer, properly inflated tires will have a 15% longer life.
Under Inflated Tires:
Over 50% of motorcycle tires on the road are underinflated at any given time in the United States. Underinflated tires reduce tread life, fuel efficiency and motorcycle performance. These tires do not maintain their shape and cup when in contact with the road - causing the tire to essentially pinch itself. Increasing rolling distance, internal heat and rolling resistance, issues pertaining to underinflation are magnified on a motorcycle tire with only two supporting the rider.
Over Inflated Tires:
While not as damaging as an underinflated tire, loading too much pressure inside of a tire will still have adverse effects to riding conditions and the life of the tire. Overinflated tires will make less contact with the road and cause uneven wear patterns on the center of the tire tread. An overinflated tire is increasingly stiff and inflexible and will not absorb road irregularities as comfortably as a properly inflated tire. In certain instances such as moto racing, an overinflated tire is advantageous as it allows faster steering response and cornering stability.
Pressure Level & Load Limits
Become familiar with your motorcycle manufacturers inflation guidelines. Look in your motorcycle owners manual to find the correct PSI (pounds per square inch) of air pressure for your tires. Some bike manufacturers also list this information on the bike itself (swing arm, front fork tubes, inside the trunk or under the seat).
Some manufacturers advise adding 3 or 4 PSI when carrying a heavy load (additional passenger, luggage, etc.). Know the weight of your load and follow the PSI recommendations specific to your bike. Failure to do so can result in adverse handling (i.e. wobbling) or tire failure, or both.
Tire Care & Replacement
Check each tire and sidewall frequently for tread groove cracking, punctures, blisters, knots, cuts and excessive or irregular wear. If you do find any of these tread wear conditions, immediately replace the damaged tire most tire safety experts recommend replacing rather than attempting to permanently patch a tire.
If storing motorcycle during winter months, store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight and away from ozone producing appliances (anything with an electric motor, such as a refrigerator). Additionally, your tires should not come into prolonged contact with gasoline or oil. Improper storage will rapidly accelerate the normal aging process, making your tires unsafe.